Wilson College Signature Lecture Series
A Lecture by Fazal Sheikh, award-winning photographer
Location: McCosh Hall 10
Date/Time: 04/12/12 at 5:00 pm - 04/12/12 at 7:00 pm
Please join Master Cadava for this lecture and reception, where you will have a chance to meet and talk with Mr. Sheikh in person.
Reception will be in the newly-renovated Julian Street Library at Wilson College immediately after the talk and discussions.
Fazal Ilahi Sheikh was born in 1965 in New York City. He graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in 1987 and since then has worked as a photographer documenting the lives of individuals in displaced communities across East Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Brazil, Cuba and India. He has received many awards for his work, including a Fulbright Fellowship (1992), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1994), the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, New York (1995), the Leica Medal of Excellence (1995), Le Prix Dialogue de l’Humanité, Rencontres d’Arles (2003), the Henri Cartier-Bresson International Grand Prize (2005), and the Lucie Humanitarian Award (2009).
In 2005 he was named a MacArthur Fellow.
Fazal Sheikh’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including Tate Modern, London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Paris, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow. His work is held by many public collections, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., the International Center of Photography and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, and the San Francisco Museum of Art, California. He is represented by Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York City.
In 2001 he established a series of projects and books about international human rights issues that would be published and distributed free of charge and made available online. These are published under the imprint of the International Human Rights Series (IHRS).
In 1994 Sheikh was named by The New York Times as one of thirty artists, thirty and under, most likely to change the culture for the next thirty years.
Fazal Sheikh lives in Zurich, New York City and Kenya.
Department: Center for African American Studies